Kalaba, Nevşehir

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Kalaba
Town
Kalaba is located in Turkey
Kalaba
Kalaba
Location in Turkey
Coordinates: 38°58′N 35°00′E / 38.967°N 35.000°E / 38.967; 35.000Coordinates: 38°58′N 35°00′E / 38.967°N 35.000°E / 38.967; 35.000
Country  Turkey
Province Nevşehir Province
District Avanos
Elevation 1,170 m (3,840 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,730
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 50840
Area code(s) 0384
Licence plate 50

Kalaba is a town in Nevşehir Province, Turkey.

Geography[edit]

Kalaba is a belde (town) in Avanos district of Niğde Province. At 38°58′N 35°00′E / 38.967°N 35.000°E / 38.967; 35.000 it is situated on Turkish state highway D-260 . Its distance to Avanos is 38 kilometres (24 mi) and to Nevşehjir is 50 kilometres (31 mi). The population of Kalaba was 4730 as of 2011 [1]

History[edit]

According to mayor's page, Kalaba was founded in 1800s. The former name Karayusuf Höyüğü refers to the founder of the settlement. But later it was renamed as Kalaba. In 1972 it was seclared a seat of township.[2]

Economy[edit]

Major economic activities are agriculture and animal breeding. Main crops are creals and sunflower. Nevşehir Cement factory is situated to the east of Kalaba and some town residents work in the factory. Also many Kalaba residents work in West Europe as foreign worker (Gastarbeiter)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistical Institute page
  2. ^ Mayor's page (in Turkish)